Best of Mexico

Best of Mexico

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$3757

Best of Mexico

15 Days Starting in Mexico City and ending in Playa del Carmen

Visiting: Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Salina Cruz, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque, Merida, Playa del Carmen

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

QVKD

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 12

Physical rating:

Low, Low

Age range:

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Small Group

From: $4545 $3757 Operator discount: -$682 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$106 -17%

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Raise a margarita glass to the beauty and culture of Mexico on this in-depth 15-day adventure. Discover Maya history at the incredible Chichen Itza ruins and visit indigenous communities near the charming San Cristobal de las Casas. Indulge in a traditional Pibil feast with a Maya family and learn about Zapotec culture over lunch in a local home. Stroll the charming streets of Merida, be charmed by the alebrijes of Oaxaca and chill out on the beaches of Playa del Carmen. From museums and ruins to canyons and waterfalls, this journey will give you a taste of Mexico’s best.

Highlights

  • This is one of our most comprehensive adventures in Mexico, rich in historical and cultural highlights.

  • Get up close and personal with the country's diverse heritage, from the magnificent Aztec temples of Teotihuacan to the brightly-dressed Maya folk of the hills of San Cristobal.

  • There's something for everyone on this trip, whether you're a history buff, nature-lover or epicurean.

  • Compare Mexico City's heady street-food scene to the subtler fare found in Oaxaca.

  • Discover the colourful, fantastical world of alebrijes – folk art sculptures of mythical creatures – during a visit to a women-run workshop outside Oaxaca. The artists will share their process and stories of how they came to specialise in these artworks.

  • Take a step way way back during enlightening guided tours through the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Palenque and Mitla.

  • Get a taste of Maya culture during a homecooked Pibil lunch with a local family, sampling this traditional method of cooking which involves barbecuing food underground.

  • Explore the Maya communities surrounding San Cristobal de las Casas and learn about local culture, religion and the traditional way of life retained in the highlands.

  • Sail the mighty Sumidero Canyon on board a guided boat tour, cruising below the canyon’s towering walls and spotting wildlife along the way.

  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Gastromotiva. Donations help them provide nutritious, balanced meals for vulnerable people in Mexico.

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Day 1: Mexico City

Location: Mexico City

Accommodation: Hotel

Bienvenidos, welcome to Mexico City! On arrival, take a complimentary transfer from the airport to your hotel. If you have time, perhaps take a stroll to get a feel for this vibrant and rapidly growing capital where the ancient and modern collide. You'll meet your leader and other members of your group this evening for a welcome meeting at 6pm – until then, the day is yours. After the welcome meeting you may like to head out with your leader for an optional group dinner, an opportunity to get stuck straight into the many local culinary delights!

Included Activities:
-Complimentary Arrival Transfer

Optional Activities:
-Mexico City - Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)

Day 2: Mexico City

Location: Mexico City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Get to know Mexico City during a guided tour with your leader. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest and one of the oldest cathedrals in Latin America. You’ll also explore Zocalo, the city’s main square, and the remains of Tenochtitlan, the capital city of the Aztec empire. Check out famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera’s Mural Museum at the Alameda Central. Your tour also includes a visit to the Museum of Anthropology, home to an impressive collection of 600,000 pieces of Mexican art and artifacts. After the tour, the day is yours to spend as you please. The Leon Trotsky and Frida Kahlo (La Casa Azul) museums are two popular sights worth checking out as an optional activity. Trotsky, having come off second-best to Stalin in the race to the helm during the Soviet era, was expelled and found refuge in Mexico City where he was eventually murdered, while Frida Kahlo is perhaps the most renowned Mexican artist in history. Otherwise, just outside of the city, a visit to the colourful floating gardens of Xochimilco makes for an enjoyable afternoon.

Included Activities:
-Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)
-Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee)
-Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee)
-Mexico City - Leader-led orientation walk

Optional Activities:
-Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee)
-Mexico City - Leon Trotsky Museum (entrance fee)
-Mexico City - Boat ride through Floating Gardens of Xochimilco (Approx. per boat per hour)

Day 3: Puebla

Location: Puebla

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Depart Mexico City this morning and visit the ancient Teotihuacan ruins, once one of the biggest cities in the world. Meet with a local guide and discover the amazing ruins known as the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon which dominate the skyline. Stroll down ‘The Avenue of the Dead’ and see the clues to what life was like here nearly 2000 years ago. Continue to the city of Puebla, joining your leader for an orientation walk to get your bearings and explore the beautifully preserved city centre. Puebla is known for its delicious food scene and your leader will have tips on the best places to dine on local specialties this evening.

Included Activities:
-Teotihuacan - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
-Puebla - Leader-led orientation walk

Optional Activities:
-Cholula – Cholula Pyramid (entrance fee)

Day 4: Oaxaca

Location: Oaxaca

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Say adios to Puebla and hola to Cholula. One of the oldest inhabited places on earth, Cholula is home to the fascinating Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, a church that sits atop a pyramid inside a hill. You’ll have a few hours of free time to roam the streets lined with colourful buildings, visit the church, and capture incredible volcano views in clear weather. Travel onwards to Oaxaca, arriving in the late afternoon or early evening. This beautiful city is known for its colonial architecture, cuisine and lively art scene, but it's also a great place to browse for traditional Mexican handicrafts, with descendants of the Zapotec and Mixtec selling an array of bright woven blankets and shawls. Your leader is certain to have some brilliant recommendations for dinner this evening.

Day 5: Oaxaca

Location: Oaxaca

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, dinner

A traditional craft experience awaits you this morning, with a visit to a women-run alebrijes workshop. Alebrijes are hand-painted folk art sculptures of mythical creatures. During your visit you will learn from the artists about the materials, process, and stories of the artists and the sculptures. They can tell you what your alebrije and nahual (spirit animal) are by sharing your birth date. Back in the centre of Oaxaca, your leader will take you on an orientation walk before a free afternoon. Oaxaca is known for its incredible food so you're sure to enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers at a local restaurant, perhaps enjoying regional specialties like tlayudas or mole.

Included Activities:
-Oaxaca - Leader-led orientation walk
-Oaxaca - Alebrijes workshop visit

Day 6: Oaxaca

Location: Oaxaca

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Oaxaca has much to offer travellers so make the most of your free day in this vibrant city. You may like to dig into Oaxaca’s celebrated cuisine during a hands-on cooking class. Or perhaps pay a visit to the archaeological site of Monte Alban. The Zapotec civilisation began construction of this city around 200 BC, and Olmecs and Mixtecs have inhabited it at different times. Have your camera ready to go, because up here you can get an amazing view across the three legs of the valley of Oaxaca. Otherwise, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the streets and take the opportunity to feast on some regional delicacies. Season depending, a folkloric ballet performance is also a great optional activity. The Santo Domingo Cultural Centre is also well worth a visit.

Optional Activities:
-Oaxaca - Folkloric ballet (seasonal)
-Oaxaca - Cooking class
-Oaxaca - Monte Alban archaeological site (entrance fee)
-Oaxaca - Santo Domingo Cultural Centre (entrance fee)

Day 7: Salina Cruz

Location: Salina Cruz

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Spend the day exploring Oaxaca’s surrounds, before travelling to Salina Cruz for the night. Set off with your leader this morning, first stopping at the famous Tule Tree, a 1500-year-old Montezuma cypress with a 36-metre circumference, making it one of the widest in the world. Travel onwards to the Mitla archaeological ruins, once the religious centre for the Zapotec people. Lunch today will be at the home of a local Zapotecan family where you’ll have the chance to try traditional dishes and learn about the culture of the indigenous Zapotec people. Visit a woman-owned mezcal farm and tour the cacti plantation. A little sampling of the different mezcals rounds out your day of exploration. Relax on the bus as you travel to Salina Cruz for the night.

Included Activities:
-Oaxaca - Tule Tree
-Oaxaca - Zapotecan home-cooked lunch
-Mitla - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
-Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit

Day 8: San Cristobal De Las Casas

Location: San Cristobal de las Casas

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Your journey continues as you drive to the Sumidero Canyon, a gigantic natural canyon with walls reaching as high as 1,000 metres. Here you’ll hop aboard a boat for an up close and personal tour of this remarkable landscape. Be sure to keep an eye (or an ear) out for howler monkeys along the way! After your boat tour, drive to the charming city of San Cristobal de las Casas. Once in 'San Cris', as it's known, take a walk and soak up the strong old-world atmosphere of this town, which is due in no small part to the grand Spanish colonial architecture, prominent indigenous cultures and winding cobblestone streets. Your leader will help orientate you with a walk around the town centre, then you are free to venture wherever your heart desires!

Included Activities:
-Sumidero Canyon - Boat Excursion (entrance and transport)
-San Cristobal de las Casas - Leader-led orientation walk

Day 9: San Cristobal De Las Casas

Location: San Cristobal de las Casas

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

This morning, your leader will take you on a orientation walk of the city, passing impressive churches, green plazas and countless museums. Next, head to the nearby Maya village of San Juan Chamula. Nestled in the highlands, this village serves as a marketplace and religious ceremonial centre for the indigenous communities who live in the surrounding hills. The local people have retained their traditional way of life and can often be seen wearing their own distinctive, colourful clothes. Make the short drive to the next town of Zincantan. As you explore with your leader, you'll learn more about these mostly Maya communities. Later, during free time back in San Cris, perhaps rent a bike to explore the town further.

Included Activities:
-Zinacantan - Maya Church (entrance fee)
-San Juan Chamula - Maya Church (entrance fee)

Optional Activities:
-San Cristobal de Las Casas - Bicycle rental (per hour)
-San Cristobal de las Casas - Na Bolom Museum
-San Cristobal de las Casas - Jade Museum

Day 10: Palenque

Location: Palenque

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Say goodbye to San Cristobal de Las Casas as you head for Palenque and its surrounding jungle. It will be an early start to minimise the chance of hitting road closures common in the area. There will be a stop or two to stretch your legs, before arriving at the low and wide Agua Azul Waterfalls, which flow slowly over limestone rocks. There's time for lunch and a quick dip, so remember to pack your swimsuit! Otherwise, enjoy a scenic stroll around the beautiful surroundings, before continuing to Palenque.

Included Activities:
-Agua Azul - Waterfall Visit

Day 11: Palenque

Location: Palenque

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Set out this morning to the archaeological site of Palenque. Located on a hilltop in an area of hot jungle, these are some of the most astounding Maya ruins in the region, dating back as far as AD600. Some of the ruins remain unexcavated and are hidden in the surrounding forest. Enjoy a guided tour of the site and listen out for the calls of howler monkeys as you explore this lost city. After your tour, head back to your hotel in the more modern city of Palenque and perhaps spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool.

Included Activities:
-Palenque - Archaeological site (Guide, Transport & Entrance fee)

Day 12: Merida

Location: Merida

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Settle in for another driving day as you travel from Palenque to the historic city of Merida. Your drive will be broken up with short stops and an included lunch stop. Lunch will be a moreish selection of local seafood, with alternatives available. Founded in 1542, Merida is the capital of the Yucatan state and has retained much of its old-world charm. After the drive, stretch your legs with an orientation walk with your leader where you’ll have the chance to check out the city’s colonial buildings and learn about its Maya heritage.

Included Activities:
-Merida - Leader-led orientation walk

Day 13: Merida

Location: Merida

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Today is a free day to explore the many sights of Merida. Perhaps visit some of the museums, including the impressive Regional Anthropology Museum of the Yucatan, and stroll the city streets which are alive with art and culture. Hang out in the green and shady Plaza Grande, with the 16th-century cathedral on one side and City Hall, State Government Palace and Casa Montejo on the other. The outdoor market is another essential visit, with an array of hammocks and Mayan replicas for sale, plus a selection of enticing local cuisine, including the dish cochinita pibil ('little pig') or the incredibly spicy El Yucateco hot sauce. If you can't visit enough Maya sites, you may want to head for the ancient ruins of Uxmal. Here you'll visit the amazing Palace of the Governors, considered by many to be the best example of classic Maya architecture. You may choose to travel west out to the coast to take a boat ride and visit the Celestun Bird Sanctuary and Biosphere Reserve. Here, near extensive beaches lined with coconut trees, you'll see a variety of coastal birds. Depending on the season (usually November to March), you may be able to witness the magnificent sight of thousands of flamingos painting a pink streak across the landscape.

Optional Activities:
-Merida - Celestun Bird Sanctuary (entrance and transport)
-Merida - Uxmal Ruins tour (inc. shared transport and guide)
-Merida - Fernando Garcia Ponce-Macay Contemporary Art Museum (entrance fee) - Free

Day 14: Playa Del Carmen

Location: Playa del Carmen

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Your first stop today is Chichen Itza, possibly the most famous Maya site in Mexico. You'll see the marvellous Temple of Kukulkan standing over the ruins and not far from the temple is the ‘ball court’, where many disputes are known to have been settled by way of a ball game that employed only the elbows, hips and wrists. Stone carvings depicting violence suggest it was not such a casual sport. Following a guided tour of the site, enjoy a special lunch with a local family in the town of Piste. Tuck into a traditional Pibil feast, a Maya style of cooking that involves barbecuing underground, which the family have perfected over generations. Finally, continue to the popular seaside town of Playa del Carmen, where you may like to join your group for a final dinner together.

Included Activities:
-Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
-Chichen Itza - Home-cooked pibil lunch

Day 15: Playa Del Carmen

Location: Playa del Carmen

Meals Included: breaksfast

With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave the accommodation at any time. If you wish to spend more time in Playa del Carmen, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Optional Activities:
-Playa del Carmen - Ferry to Cozumel (Round-trip Ticket)
-Tulum - Archaeological Site (incl. entrance & national park fee - no guide)
-Dos Ojos Cenote - Fresh Water Rock Pool (entrance fee with snorkelling gear & life jacket included)

What's Included

  • Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)

  • Mexico City - Leader-led City Tour of Historic Center

  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson

  • Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee)

  • Teotihuacan - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)

  • Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the National Palace (entrance fee)

  • Oaxaca - Guided full-day tour including the Tule Tree, a Mezcal distillery, and lunch in a Zapoteca family home

  • Mitla - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Included Activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)
  • Mexico City - Leader-led City Tour of Historic Center
  • Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the National Palace (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee)
  • Teotihuacan - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Oaxaca - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Mitla - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca - Guided full-day tour including the Tule Tree, a Mezcal distillery, and lunch in a Zapoteca family home
  • San Cristobal de las Casas - Leader-led orientation walk
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas - Leader-led City Tour
  • San Juan Chamula - Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Zinacantan - Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Agua Azul - Waterfall Visit (entrance fee)
  • Merida - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Palenque - Archaeological site (Guide, Transport & Entrance fee)
  • Izamal - Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Entrance)
  • Izamal - Leader-led walking tour
  • Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)

Transport

  • Private vehicle

Accommodation

  • The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.
  • Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.

Important Information

  • 1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
  • 2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, except optional activities

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    No

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    This trip will run with just one person booked on

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Please speak to a medical profession regarding vaccinations before you travel

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Visas are the responsibility of the traveller and vary depending on your nationality, please speak to the relevant consular or embassy regarding your travel plans. While we will not arrange a visa for you, should you need any supporting documents from the operator, we can provide these for you’

  • Is this trip right for you

    Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites can involve a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.

    This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It's all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.

    The tropical climate of Mexico means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours.

  • Are internal flights included in this tour?

    All transport while you're on the tour, including flights is included. International airfares are not included, but we can arrange these for you at an additional cost

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    If you wish to have a hotel list, please ask a booking agent. Please note, these are subject to change.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    16

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    A tour leader will be with you throughout the trip, except for free time

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    We are a global company, on most of our tours we will have passengers from all over the world joining.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    The trip is requires a reasonable level of fitness as you will be exploring the places you visit on foot.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes. All prices listed are on a twin-share basis. If you are travelling solo, you can pay the twin-share rate to be roomed with another solo traveller of the same sex. Alternatively a single supplement is available for an additional cost. Single supplements are subject to availability.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    A complimentary arrival transfer is included, a departure transfer can be arranged at an additional cost

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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$5515 $5363

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$4955 $4819

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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